Mansfield College of Oxford University Annual Dialogue Iftar 2024

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Mansfield College of Oxford University Mansfield Road, Oxfordshire, OXFORD OX1 3TF

Alexander Massey

Member of Oxford Jewish Congregation

Cllr Liz Leffman

Cllr Liz Leffman

Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

She runs her own business with my husband since 1992, providing quality control and manufacturing services to clothing companies. I was a founder director of Southill Solar, a community solar farm built outside Charlbury in 2017, which now produces enough renewable electricity to serve the needs of the town. I was a trustee of Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire for seven years until I stepped down in 2019 and have also been a trustee of Young Dementia Homes UK, which will shortly be building a facility in Charlbury.

Helen Mountfield KC

Helen Mountfield KC

Principal of Mansfield College

Helen Mountfield KC joined Mansfield College as Principal in 2018. Helen is a barrister, specialising constitutional law, human rights and equality law, with particular experience in the education sector. Helen is a founder member of Matrix Chambers, an accredited mediator, a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn and is a past and present part-time judge in several jurisdictions including the High Court of England and Wales and the Channel Islands Courts of Appeal.

Imam Monawar Hussain

MBE DL FRSA, Chairman and Founder, The Oxford Foundation

Moira Darlington

Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire

Nathan Mulcock

Nathan Mulcock

Chaplain of Mansfield College

Nathan has completed his MA in Theology at Trinity Oxford, and his MTh at St Stephen's House, Oxford while training for ministry. He served his curacy in St Andrew, St George Stevenage, and Oak Church Stevenage. He was a member of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield in 2021. Before joining Mansfield, Nathan worked as a Assistant Priest at St Peter's Church, De Beauvoir Town. He is also studying for a PhD with the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge on phenomenological readings of Maximus the Confessor in relation to ecotheology. Nathan Mulcock is the College Chaplain and is part of the welfare team. He supports and serves the whole community of the College. Whether in consideration of relationships, work or study difficulties, spiritual or vocational issues, or for casual discussion, the chaplain is available to speak with staff and students at any time, no matter their faith or philosophy.

Prof Irene Tracey

Prof Irene Tracey

VC of Oxford University

Irene did her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Oxford in Biochemistry under the supervision of Professor Sir George Radda. Her research focused on the early use of magnetic resonance imaging methods to study disease mechanisms in humans. She then held a postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School working at the MGH-NMR (now Martinos) imaging centre.

She has recently been made an Honorary Fellow of the Physiological Society. In the 2022 New Year’s Honours list, she was appointed by HM The Queen to a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Medical Research. In 2023, she was one of eight academics from the University of Oxford elected as Fellows of the Royal Society.

Prof Paul Weller

Universities of Coventry and Derby, and Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

Yusuf Kar

Chief Operating Officer of Time to Help UK

Dialogue Society Oxford Branch held its Annual Dialogue Iftar Event on the 13th of 2024 at Mansfield College of Oxford University, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. This inclusive gathering brought together faculty members, students, and community leaders from over thirty-five different organisations.

Dialogue iftar in partnership with Mansfield College, University of Oxford

Participants enjoyed traditional Iftar rituals, breaking the fast with dates and water, followed by a delicious meal provided by Mansfield College. The atmosphere encouraged cultural exchange, fostering understanding and unity among attendees from diverse backgrounds. We extend our sincere gratitude to Mansfield College and Oxford Brookes University for their collaboration in organising this meaningful event. Special thanks are also due to all volunteers and supporters whose efforts made the evening possible. Let us reflect on the spirit of unity and compassion embodied in the Iftar tradition and strive to promote harmony and inclusivity in our communities for a brighter and more interconnected future.